The 5 Best Films About The 4th Of July

It’s that time of year again. Time for Apple pies fresh out the oven, Fireworks to illuminate the night sky and a nice hot bowl of borscht to warm the bones. I’m assuming. I don’t know what Americans eat besides your pastries. But i know movies and here are five films about America’s favorite day to buy furniture.


5. 1776

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“A musical retelling of the American Revolution’s political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.”

The film every hung over substitute teacher would put on so he could “Sleep this one off”, 1776 was still a very enjoyable film. The musical numbers are catchy and the performances are top notch. I don’t know how accurate the history is though because like the teacher, I, Too, was hung over.


4. Born on the Fourth of July

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.”

The film that proved to the world that Tom Cruise was more than just a pretty face, He owns the screen with his electrifying performance. This hard hitting biopic might be Oliver Stone’s best film to date.


3. The Patriot

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.”

Roland Emmerich loves his big bombastic epics and The Patriot delivers the goods. But this is yet again, another movie on the list that’s over 2 hours. Americans love their 4th of July movies to take up the entire day.


2. John Adams

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“The life of one of the USA’s Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation’s first 50 years.”

500 minutes!? I’m not watching that.


1. Independence Day

From the IMDB plot Synopsis:

“The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive.”

Another film over 2 hours but at least this one is about Will Smith punching an alien in the fucking face. And you can’t get more American than that. But none of these films have explained why you Americans are obsessed with Chinese explody boxes (Fireworks) and selling furniture? Maybe Roland Emmerich will explain this in his next film.


So there you have it. 5 films about patriots and pie. Tell me what your favorites are down below and if you’re planning on playing with explosives tonight, make sure you don’t blow your fingers off but if you do, just slap some borscht on ’em. It’ll fix anything.